ENROLLMENT- CMS releases latest enrollment figures for Medicare, Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and ACA Marketplaces

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INDIANA – Tuesday, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the latest enrollment figures for Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). In addition, last week CMS released the latest number of people that signed up for health care coverage in ACA Marketplaces during the 2022-2023 Open Enrollment Season. These programs serve as key connectors to care for millions of Americans.


As of October 2022, 65,236,564 people are enrolled in Medicare. This is an increase of 132,757 since the last report.

35,022,974 are enrolled in Original Medicare.

30,213,590 are enrolled in Medicare Advantage or other health plans. This includes enrollment in Medicare Advantage plans with and without prescription drug coverage.

50,666,744 are enrolled in Medicare Part D. This includes enrollment in stand-alone prescription drug plans and the Medicare Advantage plans that offer prescription drug coverage.

Over 12 million individuals are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid, so are counted in the enrollment figures for both programs.

Beginning this month, CMS’ Medicare enrollment data will include low-income subsidy enrollment, including counts of Part D enrollees receiving the full or partial low-income subsidy. Many stakeholders have requested this data and we are pleased to make it available. Detailed enrollment data can be viewed here.

Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

As of October 2022, 91,342,256 people are enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP. This is an increase of 462,322 since the last report.

84,374,871 are enrolled in Medicaid

6,967,385 are enrolled in CHIP

For more information on Medicaid/CHIP enrollment, including enrollment trends, visit here.

2022-2023 Marketplace Open Enrollment

The Biden-Harris Administration announced that a record-breaking more than 16.3 million people have selected an Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplace health plan nationwide during the 2023 Marketplace Open Enrollment Period (OEP) that ran from Nov. 1, 2022-January 15, 2023 for most Marketplaces.  This is an increase of over 1.8 million more people that have signed up for health insurance, or a 13% increase, from this time last year. 

3.6 million plan selections are from people who are new to the Marketplaces, a 21% increase over last year.

12.7 million people who had active 2022 coverage and made a plan selection for 2023 coverage or were automatically re-enrolled.

To view the final Marketplace enrollment snapshot report, click here

Every day, CMS ensures that people across the U.S. have coverage that works. See the latest coverage totals across all CMS programs at https://www.cms.gov/pillar/expand-access. This information is updated on a monthly basis. Enrollment data for CMS programs are compiled on different timelines owing to the unique nature of each program.